January 24 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: A War on Terror Memorial was dedicated at American Village.
- 2014: "Operation Broken Arrow" was carried out by law enforcement agencies at Southtown Court.
- 2013: The Shades Valley Family YMCA renovations had their official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
- 2008: Lipscomb City Councillor Gaston Randle resigned.
- 2008: Holy Family Community Hospital was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
- 2008: The Daniel Corporation announced its purchase of HealthSouth's headquarters and unfinished Digital Hospital for $43.5 million.
- 2004: Regions Bank announced a $5.9 billion dollar merger with similarly-sized Memphis-based Union Planters Bank.
- 1992: A "Solidarity March" was held to protest Mayor Richard Arrington's imprisonment on federal contempt of court charges.
- 1988: St Patrick Catholic Church in Adamsville was dedicated.
- 1970: Wallace Campbell began his 37-year career with the Gardendale Police Department.
- 1964: A tornado plowed through Harpersville, killing 10.
- 1889: An enlarged Temple Emanu-El was dedicated.
- 1877: Cullman County was organized from parts of Blount, Winston, and Morgan Counties.
- 1989: Birmingham Barons pitcher Jose Quintana was born in Arjona, Colombia.
- 1958: Race car driver Mike Harmon was born.
- 1926: Musician, arranger, bandleader and educator Everett Lawler was born in Franklin County.
- 1917: Jazz pianist Avery Parrish was born.
- 1908: Longtime director of Ensley Community House Virginia Tyler was born.
- 1878: Monk and sculptor Joseph Zoettl was born in Landshut, Bavaria.
- 1864: Architect and developer Thomas Walter III was born in Norfolk, Virginia.
- 2007: State senator Tom King died.
- 2007: Veteran and police officer Leon Medlock died.
- 1990: Alabama Air National Guard commander G. Reid Doster died.
- 1985: Willie Perry, the "Batman of Birmingham", died working on his Rescue Ship.
- 1973: Newton Price, former principal of West End High School, died in Meridian, Mississippi.
- 1964: 10 people died in the tornado.
- 1937: Banker J. M. P. Otts Jr died in Birmingham.
- 1904: Attorney Mitchell A. Porter died in Birmingham.